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    Default I've Got the Itch...

    ...for a new GPS receiver. I'm looking seriously at the Garmin GPS Map 62s. does anyone have one of these? Any comments?

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    I've heard some people say they like them in the national chat. But why not have an Oregon just a few more bucks? I'm not sure how much I care for the touch screen (Though Lee would like the world to be touchscreen!), but the screen size is considerably more which would be a draw for me - 240 x 400 pixels as opposed to 160 x 240 pixels. The 62 does have more built in memory, but the Oregon has a data card slot.

    We're going to have to buy news one in the future too, so we are looking, but right now is not the time.
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    Oregon 400t! We like ours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Oregon 400t! We like ours!
    My Oregon 400 coupled with some GSAK macros have made my cache loading and logging very easy. My new hides have been reported as very accurate coords. And I seem to be finding caches just fine.
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    How many caches can you put on the Oregon?

    Sheesh! I'm getting old, and I like "the familiar". The GPSMap 62 is so much like the GPSMap 60csx I'm used to...

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    From what I've gathered, all Garmins labeled "geocaching friendly" can store 5000 caches. And you could always add more as POIs. I wish they were more clear in listing their capabilities.

    Here is Garmin's page comparing the Oregon® 450 to the GPSMAP® 62.


    You can also download the manuals to look at to help decide what features you may or may not like.
    Last edited by brdad; 08-28-2010 at 07:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    From what I've gathered, all Garmins labeled "geocaching friendly" can store 5000 caches. And you could always add more as POIs. I wish they were more clear in their capabilities.

    Here is Garmin's page comparing the Oregon® 450 to the GPSMAP® 62.
    Both the Oregon and the 62 will hold 2,000 geocaches.

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    What macro to you use to get the caches you've found off the Oregon and into geocaching.com? I still have to manually retrieve the GC codes to log.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    My Oregon 400 coupled with some GSAK macros have made my cache loading and logging very easy. My new hides have been reported as very accurate coords. And I seem to be finding caches just fine.
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    Mainiac1957 has helped me with the techno learning curve for my Oregon but I am loading more than 4000 caches from GSAK. Love mine and happy I made the switch. Still asking for help on occasion and happy the guru (named above) is still willing to help.

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    A few fellow NY cachers have the 62st and have written their comments.

    go to http://www.geocachingny.org/

    then FORUMS , and TECH TALK, GPSMAP 62st




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